Curiosity is King

I’ve come to realize that when it comes to the path we take (anywhere) in life – Curiosity is KING. If you follow it, curiosity will lead you to happiness, peace, and fulfillment. Sometimes, you just sit there – thinking is this really what I’m supposed to be doing with my life? As an entrepreneur, I know you might’ve faced this a LOT – especially if you’ve changed your entrepreneurial path multiple times in your life (as MOST entrepreneurs do). But it’s still a pretty serious question and it needs to be answered – I mean, only IF you’re the type who wants to have a pumping passion for what you do… There’s a good test question you can ask yourself in order to figure out if what you’re doing is STILL in alignment with who you are: Am I still curious about this? Curiosity is a beautiful thing. Because the truth is, what once made you curious before might not anymore. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Curiosity is that moment when you’re so intrigued by what you’ve just experienced that you NEED to delve deeper. It’s not just a want, but it’s a BURNING NEED to understand “what the hell just happened.” Always Be Aware of Your Curiosity If the curiosity is still there in your work, than you’re on a good path. But maybe you notice yourself getting a more intense level of curiosity when you experience something new. Follow it, hunt it down, and examine it. I’m not asking you to make a career change. I’m just asking you to get comfortable seeking the answers...

I Stripped My Services Page + My Year of Self-Exploration (& Your Year of Free Shizza)

I was on a coaching call today with Erika Lyremark and Srinivas Rao. And I had a huge breakthrough talking to them. The biggest thing I took from the call was this… “Results are a by-product of full self-expression.” – Srinivas Rao It made me realize I’ve been doing business the way I THINK I should be doing it, instead of the way I want to do it. And THAT has made my business suffer. Of course, that triggered the epitome of all questions to surface in my mind… “What do I want?” Have you really ever taken the time to honestly answer that question? Because I know haven’t, not deeply enough. What do I want from my business? What do I want from my life? HOW do I want to show up in the world? What’s MY ultimate vision? That’s why this year I’m taking the time to figure that out. I’ve completely removed my services to help jump 100% in this process. Does that mean you won’t be getting anything from me? Nope. I still have a few goodies up my sleeve, BUT more importantly, I’m giving away a LOT of free stuff this year. And I’m going to need your help. I can’t figure this out without your guidance and feedback. I’m going to be serving YOU, so I’ll be asking what you want from me. And I’ll give it to you. Point Blank. No tricks. No hassles. It’s going to be ridiculous. Is there a strategy behind this? No. I just want to see what I can create when there’s nothing but my happiness attached...

Why the difference between thinking and knowing who you are is the difference between amateur and expert? (Confession Time)

Earlier this month, I finally made the mental shift I had spent the whole year trying to develop. For most of the past year, I’d been trying to do the work necessary to become the best. You know what I’m talking about, getting organized, sticking to your promises, delivering good content, working on a strict schedule, trying to be balanced, and hoping things would work out. But I realized I was missing the mark in more ways than one. I was breaking deadlines, postponing projects, and watching more T.V., movies, and period dramas (North & South anyone?) than I’d like to admit to forget my pressing problems. The worst part? I knew what my problem was exactly: I didn’t have the brilliant work ethic that pulls people to achieve their goals. I just didn’t know how to go about getting it. I began to fear that I was one of those people that couldn’t work without direction and that I needed a traditional J.O.B. I got a peak at what was wrong when I was on a call with Victoria Prozan when we talked about a new project idea of mine. When we settled on a good idea, she asked What are you going to do take action on it? I hesitated. I told her of my apprehensions and limitations. And then she said something to me that got me really confused. She said, “You’re not committed.” I remember furrowing my eyebrows and tilting my head, thinking, but aren’t I? I created this business after all. Isn’t that committing? It’s only after a few events in the past few...

Honor How Far You’ve Come

  Each new task feels like adding another burden on your back. Another chore, a bit more pain, mega anxiety. Don’t even get me started on the panic attacks. As soon as one deed is done, another is dealt your way. It just never seems to be enough.   What if you could feel as if you’re at the top of your game, on top of the world! The “burdens” become beautiful and exhilarating challenges that you get to add to your arsenal of awesomery. Yes, you’re that audacious!   What if I all you have to do to make that change is honor your past?   I recently had the displeasure of having my past life call back to me. The people in my old life thought I was still in the rut that they helped me into. And when I realized this, I laughed myself to sleep thinking that I had escaped a world of wires that they were still caught in. (It’s a shame though really.)   It made me see how far I’d come.   I have learned that you must be in a constant celebration of yourself. Look back and see when you did something good and blow it up in your mind. Tell yourself, “Holy crap, I am freaking awesome for doing/thinking/being that.”   No matter how small of a step you’ve made, honor it. Respect it. Alas, small steps are the only thing that really change us into who we want to be.   It’s about being proud of where you came from, where you been, where you fell, where you rose....

The Craziest Thing to Be Embarrassed About: Our Dreams

  Let be honest. When you talk about your dreams, this is how it looks: the head lowers, the voice drops, and words like “sorta,” “kinda,” “ish” start blabbing out of your mouth. Our dreams are sometimes the biggest secrets we keep and we’re afraid of the world to discover them.   On the other side, you also know what it’s like when you talk about living up to society’s expectations. There’s this pride you get, a kind of worthless sort of pride that doesn’t really mean anything to you. You can see it in the way they talk, the way they flaunt it, with their head held high. I know that feeling very well because I used to act like that when I was pursuing medicine. When I would mention it, there would be the energy of expectation I would give off and I would get an energy of approval from people, friends, aunties, uncles, pretty much everyone. I was actually very much caught up in that feeling, it made me think I was doing it, doing life* right.   Until sense hit me, either that or insanity (as some of my friends voices insist of revealing half the time I talk to them about my business). I mean seriously, stop recommending me to a million jobs whenever I mention copywriting. *oh-so-subtle-but-not-really-hint* If the help was earnest, I appreciate it. Otherwise, you should have noticed, I stopped talking to you. *smile*   Dreams Aren’t Meant to Be Understood by Others   That’s because they’re YOUR dreams. Time and time again you hear of the has-been haters of some of...

Finally Finding True Love & How You Can Too

When you have that feeling in your heart and in your mind, it’s quite overwhelming. The most ridiculous grin is stuck on your face, you heart races, your skin tingles, your mind fires from one thought to the other, you’re not exactly sure how you’re breathing… For me, I even giggle hysterically. That’s how I am when I think about my business. Oh and yes, I’m a crazy person and love every second of it.   Oh, what you thought I was going to admit a secret love, pah!   Now, it’s time to turn the tables. Is what I’ve just described how you feel when you think about your career? Is that how you feel when you think about your job? If the answer is yes, you’re a lucky duck.   If the answer is “no.” …Well, then why are you doing it? I mean I know I give a lot of backlash for professional schools, like being a doctor, only because I almost tricked myself into thinking that’s what I really wanted. When I realized it was NOT what inspired me and made me feel (yes) giddy, I knew I would last through it. But it wasn’t until four years of my undergraduate career for me to make the promise to myself to pursue only the things which inspired me.   When you’re on this side, you can see so much more. What I thought was once impossible became a shrug of …eh it’s probable, I can do it. I’ve promised myself to serve people, in the way I can do it best. It gives me the...